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“I had twice the truffles omelette” 5 of 5 stars
Review of RISTORANTE IL MELOGRANO

RISTORANTE IL MELOGRANO
Via Gherardini, 9, 63019 Sant'Elpidio a Mare, Italy
0734.858088
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Rome, Italy
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I had twice the truffles omelette”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Beautiful place. Genuine, tasty, bien cuisiné...really food was excellent. I wanted to have all that was on the menu.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
pesaro
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“restaurant without a soul!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I can not understand how does the Michelin 2 forks to give this restaurant. the rooms are furnished without taste. the service is practically nonexistent, the owner even if he was there, didn't not come to advise his clients what to order or to explain the daily specials. The menu is very poor, grilles fillets and Tagliata and does not seem to know how to do anything else. It was a business lunch we were 3 people. For starters we ordered Bresaola with artichokes, it was too dry with no taste. Great fried stuffed olives. The main course with pasta courses was insignificant Campofilone egg noodles paste with white truffle, really horrible. we tried 3 types of sweets, excellent the pie with cherry jam. The nooks and another anonymous sweet atrocious. never again!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food and location spoiled by poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The restaurant is tucked away from the busy everyday life offering a breathtaking view of Le Marche's rolling hills. The outside seating area is surrounded by the green creating a very calming effect. The menu is quite varied catering to a variety of tastes. We particularly liked the tagliatta -- cut up fried slice of veal, which was so juicy and gentle that we had to order a couple more after they've brought the one we were going to share.
The experience was however tarnished by incredibly poor service. We've arrived at 7:30pm and only at about 8pm someone came to take our drinks order and bring us the menu. We were served by a waitress called Sirenella. We didn't mind the fact that the service was slow (often the case in the region), but we weren't particularly pleased to find out that whenever we asked for a white wine recommendation she was just offering whatever she had in the fridge (as she admitted herself after bringing Austrian Gewürztraminer in response to our request for a local wine). Furthermore, she was almost upset when one of our group members asked for a cappuccino after dinner -- we're aware it's not common to have this drink at that point of the day but she could have still kept the emotional disapproval to herself. Finally, when we've asked for a clarification on the bill (seemed to have contained more appetizers than we ordered) the waitress just "flew off the handle" getting extremely defensive.
All in all we think that we weren't treated fairly -- we know that five star service is pricy and weren't expecting to receive it here, but Sirenella really stepped over multiple lines.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with fabulous views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is a great resaurant in the quaint town of Sant'elpdio a mare. The food is delicious and the views are wonderful. We have been here on several occasions and the food has always been remakable.

Visited July 2012
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